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    The Hamilton Walk and its positive impact on adults learning mathematics outside the classroom


    Ó Cairbre, Fiacre (2014) The Hamilton Walk and its positive impact on adults learning mathematics outside the classroom. In: Adults learning mathematics – inside and outside the classroom. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics: A Research Forum (ALM). University of Bern, pp. 185-191. ISBN 9783906813097

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses how the annual Hamilton walk has a positive impact on adults learning mathematics outside the classroom. The walk takes place on October 16 and typically attracts about 150 people from a wide variety of backgrounds, including many from the general public. I will show how the walk has changed many adults' perception of mathematics for the better and enhanced their understanding, appreciation and awareness of mathematics. Also, the walk has inspired many artists to create art works in relation to Hamilton, including poems, paintings, a song and more.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Copyright © 2015 by the author. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are properly cited.
    Keywords: Hamilton Walk; adults learning; mathematics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 10093
    Depositing User: Dr. Fiacre O Cairbre
    Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 16:56
    Publisher: University of Bern
    Refereed: Yes
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